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Thorpe back in fighting shape for return

Thorpe back in fighting shape for return

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe has returned to Australia after 10 days of high-altitude training in Switzerland, saying he's "starting to look like a swimmer again."
The 28-year-old Thorpe, who is targeting a place on the Australia team for next year's London Olympics after announcing his comeback in February, plans to meet with head coach Leigh Nugent before returning to his Switzerland base at the end of the week.
The fit-looking Thorpe said he was "satisfied . . . I'm content where I'm at but I have a lot to do."
Thorpe said he will concentrate on the 100- and 200-meter freestyle events and drop the 400, an event in which he once held the world record.


Updated : 2021-05-12 11:26 GMT+08:00